July 7, 2016 |
More than 200 former Pennsylvania State University football players sent a letter to the school's board of trustees and president Eric Barron on Tuesday asking that the large bronze statue of their beloved coach, Joe Paterno, be returned to campus. "We have been told during the last four-plus years that the board and administration are waiting for the appropriate time to repair the damage they created," said Brian Masella, a former tight end and punter for the Nittany Lions and a 1975 alumnus.
March 11, 2016 |
THERE WAS a time once when Doug Pederson was a little miffed at Andy Reid. A career backup tutored by Don Shula in Miami and Paul Holmgren in Green Bay, understudy to Dan Marino and Brett Favre, Pederson was lured to Philadelphia by his old Packers quarterbacks coach with the assurance that he would finally get a chance to start a full season. That chance was aborted after a 2-7 start, Pederson giving way to the rookie he was brought in to groom, Donovan McNabb. When the season ended, Pederson left to be a starter for Cleveland, where a similar fate awaited.
December 16, 2015 |
The death of a 14-year-old Bucks County boy, hit by a car on a busy Doylestown Township road Saturday night, was "a tragic accident" that probably won't warrant criminal charges, police said Monday. Steven Kim, a quarterback on Central Bucks High School West's freshman football team, was hit as he attempted to cross Easton Road with two friends on skateboards around 10:45 p.m., Police Chief Dean Logan said. The driver of the 2004 Mercury Sable, 47-year-old Patricia Norris of Philadelphia, didn't see the boy until "the last second," Logan said.
October 25, 2015 |
The wins have come at such a mind-numbing pace for Clyde Folsom at West Deptford that many don't realize the monumental task he faced when taking over as head football coach in 1991. This was as good a time as any to reflect on the successful regime after Folsom reached another milestone Friday night, when West Deptford beat Collingswood, 34-7, in a Colonial Conference Liberty Division game. For Folsom it was his 200th win at West Deptford, making him 200-59-2. During his first coaching job he went 34-11-3 and won three consecutive South Jersey championships at Bishop Eustace.
September 6, 2015 |
What was supposed to be the easy opening week of Rutgers football, a soft start for the Scarlet Knights Saturday against Norfolk State, has turned into maybe the darkest chapter yet for an athletic department that specializes in setting itself on fire. This seems to be the real cost of joining the Big Ten, of trying to be big time. The latest Rutgers headline: Five Rutgers players are arrested. The details are ugly. An allegedly unprovoked assault by four players. A fifth player and a former player charged in home invasions and armed robberies.
August 15, 2015 |
Offensive tackle Jaelin Robinson is vying for a starting spot at Temple as a redshirt freshman. He may never have gotten this chance if his high school gym teacher could take a joke. The 6-foot-6, 319-pound Robinson was an accomplished basketball player at Wilbur Cross High School in New Haven, Conn., when he decided to joke with his gym teacher, John Acquavita, who also happened to be the head football coach, in the spring of his junior year. "I was in gym class and joking and said I would come out [for football]
June 22, 2015 |
In East Falls, atop a hill that crests after a tenth-of-a-mile slope of dirt-pocked grass and fissured white pavement blotched with black tar, rests the Abbotsford Homes housing project. Rasheed Bailey lived at Abbotsford until he was 18, as did his best friend and classmate at Roxborough High School, Rashawn Anderson. But it wasn't until someone shot and killed Anderson outside his house on the night of Feb. 7, 2011, that Bailey recognized his own deep desire to leave Abbotsford.
May 24, 2015 |
Coaching high school football is a year-round endeavor, but usually the spring is a time for coaches to take a little bit of a breather. Try telling that to Dwayne Savage, the head football coach at Camden. This spring, Savage has been busier than ever, and he's not complaining. After high school seniors sign letters of intent during the first week in February, college recruiters relentlessly pursue the next class. So during the spring, college coaches often come to high schools, meet with the coaches, watch film of the prospects and get as much information as possible about the players they are recruiting.
March 27, 2015 |
Frank Wilczynski knows all about the tradition of Overbrook football. He was part of it. Now, Wilczynski says his task is to remind his players of the Rams' rich history - and maybe to get them to create a legacy of their own. "I can't even put into words what this means to me," Wilczynski said Wednesday of being named Overbrook's new coach. Wilczynski replaces Wade Inge, who resigned after last season. Overbrook was 11-39 in five seasons under Inge. Wilczynski was an assistant coach for Overbrook last season.
March 27, 2015 |
LA SALLE HIGH School named John Steinmetz as its new head football coach yesterday. Steinmetz, who is a graduate of the Class of 1977, has been an assistant coach at the school for 35 years and served under all three of the former head coaches. Former head coach Drew Gordon stepped down on Feb. 10 after nine seasons (2006-2014). Steinmetz takes over a program that has reached the Catholic League championship game eight times in the last 9 years, winning six titles (2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012)